Jul 27, 2010, 11:48 AM
The criminal theft case involving Seedy Jaiteh, human resources director of the national cellular company, Gamcel, failed to proceed yesterday before Magistrate Sanneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
Inspector Mballow, the prosecuting officer, told the court that he was applying for an adjournment, because the case file had been sent to the Attorney General Chambers for legal advice.
Defence counsel, Lamin Camara, did not object to the application made by the prosecutor.
Magistrate Sanneh granted the prosecution’s application for an adjournment, but warned that the case would proceed at the next adjournment date.
Subsequently, the case was adjourned till 6th January, 2011.
It would be recalled that the accused, Seedy Jaiteh, was first arraigned before Magistrate Sanneh on 11th November 2010, charged with stealing by clerk or servant.
Jaiteh, who vehemently denied the charge, was subsequently granted bail of D20 million with three Gambian sureties with leased properties within the Greater Banjul Area, valued at that amount.
He was ordered to submit his official and ordinary documents to the court’s registrar and was further ordered to report to the police on a weekly basis.
The charge sheet revealed that the accused, Seedy Jaiteh, between the month of January 2009, and August 2010, while an employee of Gamcel as the Director of Human Resources, stole fuel coupons equivalent to D11, 099, 000, being the property of Gamcel.